Books, Writing, Reading and Creativity
This video is the last in the series of 6. They all join to make a discussion of pleasurable book and word experiences for children. These can help develop a love of books, reading, writing and creativity.
They are only about 8 minutes each and on separate pages to reduce download times. Though each video can, hopefully, be enjoyed just by itself by people of all ages - whether they are 'educators' or just book lovers - it's recommended that you view all six in order. Initially, at least.
As you can imagine, at the end, this video includes a summary of all 6, but most of it shows how to enjoy words and writing through calligraphy and 'word art' - and you can watch me write. Hopefully the instructions will enable people of any age to enjoy 'playing with pens' and 'painting with words'.
The Other Videos...
Number 1 You'll see a glimpse of my studio and a lot of books around my house, and I show books my two children and I constructed when they were both very young.
Number 2 There are many kinds of books that young children can make. Some prefer to create non-fiction books rather than produce story books. In this video I discuss some reasons why we want children to read and introduce the idea that many books can be enjoyed without being read - just because it's good to experience them.
Number 3 In this one I'll show you some items from my collection of 'ancient wonders' - books and other pieces of writing from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Number 4 Most children benefit from more word experiences than just stories - poems, plays, musicals and others. At the end I introduce the concept of 'artists' books' - book structures to stimulate the imagination.
Number 5 Here I'll show you a lot more different book structures, including easy ones that children can develop for fun, school assignments, or to win competions. You can watch me fold one! I also discuss and show samples of using words as elements of design - creating 'word pictures'.
Well, that's it!
Thank you for watching all 6 videos. I hope you enjoyed them.
I certainly had fun making them.
As I said under the first one, later I may put them all together, add some extra material, and make them available as a high quality DVD. (I keep buying more things through ebay, and creating 'word art' and artist's books.)
I'll appreciate any comments and suggestions you send me.